With its signature visual extravagance and flair, the addition of a new character spices the series up
While to date the Azure Striker Gunvolt series has always made a strong impression with its impressive visuals and generally unique style of play it has never truly clicked with me overall, usually feeling a bit too limited in its combat style to command my interest. While in general it absolutely stays true to those roots, the addition of some new elements and a fresh splash of variety propel the third title in the series ahead into much more rarified action gaming air. While Gunvolt remains just as powerful (and full of visual flair) as ever, it’s the introduction of Kirin who has some similarities in her play style but is different enough that takes things to a more varied and exciting place. The visuals in the series have always been over-the-top and gorgeous in their representation of electricity-filled chaos and certainly this entry doesn’t disappoint, if nothing else offering up a new set of visuals to go with new moves and attacks. Putting together frantic and pretty crazy combat and often pretty smart traversal puzzles that will challenge you to execute the right moves with the right timing to grab extra goodies, Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 delivers the goods that should satisfy fans of the series as well as people looking for something unique to take for a spin.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.5]